I volunteered to make my mom dinner for Mother’s Day, and what says I love you more than seared scallops with an herb butter sauce? Here’s the recipe:
Scallop ingredients (serves 4)
- 1 1/2 pounds of dry-packed sea scallops
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
Herb butter sauce ingredients (serves 4)
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1/3 cup dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon chopped shallots
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons chilled butter (cubed)
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of pepper
My boyfriend and I recently celebrated our four year anniversary. We’re not a big anniversary couple, considering we both almost forget every year, but this year we wanted to do something special.
Since we’re both food obsessed, we thought it would be fun to celebrate by making a nice dinner, more specifically, a seafood dinner.
I don’t cook seafood often, so I turned to a Melissa d’Arabian recipe for some help. I chose to make pasta pescatore, which was surprisingly simple and delicious.
Melissa d’Arabian’s Pasta Pescatore
I made a few modifications. In the original recipe, the seafood consists of flounder and shrimp. This is a great seafood combination to use to keep the price down. Since it was our anniversary, we decided to use mussels, shrimp and scallops. Mussels are surprisingly cheap, but scallops can get a little pricey. If you’re cooking on a budget, feel free to use whatever is on sale.